Cashmere – a prized material to start with – woven with a fineness and lightness that are achievable only with specially-designed looms, and with methods that are technologically very advanced and extremely difficult to imitate, added to remarkable printing techniques, designs and colors, all go to make your scarf a product that’s utterly unique.
An extremely light nylon that enables swimming costumes to dry exceptionally quickly, while at the same time giving colors an intensity that’s almost silken – this is what customers appreciate the most. The aim is to create designs and variations that are very playful and highly recognizable, which stand out from everything else on the market, not forgetting solid colors and mini tie motifs. A huge range of patterns completes the collection.
The ideal complement to the swimwear collection has always been the polo shirt. The range of polo shirts on the market is huge and, in the company’s quest to be different, it necessarily had to consider unusual materials that bring a great effect. Such as, for example, the idea of reintroducing terry cloth, which was very popular many years ago, and which is exceptionally light and cool. The garment-dyeing process has created amazing colors, the shirt has been printed with some of the motifs from the swimwear range, and we’ve added super-thin stripes.
A product, still much loved by a large public of clothing culture, revised with unusual materials like chambray and canvas jeans, of big classicism as silk and wool, treated with special washes, which give a great relevance to a product that in these moments of absolute degradation of good taste has preserved untouched its charm and class.
Innovation in the industrial process and patents for a more sustainable fashion
Canepa devotes special attention to the processing of silk for tie manufacturing. The patented process developed by Canepa and Tinteco enhances the silk used for making ties, with a much lower environmental impact and use of resources at source than in the traditional process. Canepa’s patented process eliminates methacrylamide, a toxin and neurotoxin, by replacing it with a substance that is non-toxic, biocompatible, and which uses a polymer that is approved by the US Food and Drug Administration.
Compared with the conventional process, in Canepa’s process the yield of treated silk is 100% instead of 80%, and the silk does not come out yellowed, so it does not need to be whitened with hydrosulfites and surfactants. In addition, the loading and dyeing time is 4 hours instead of the 7 hours in the previous method, and the use of water per kilogram of silk is 85 liters as against 131, and with 6 changes of water instead of 9. Overall this innovative process brings a 40% saving of water and energy, with a consequent 40% reduction in CO2 emissions. This is an improvement that benefits everyone, and one that makes Canepa ties a source of pride. Not just for their style, but – and especially – because in this case, style is synonymous with ethics.